A black woman’s burden: Carer, provider and unemployed

Kate Monama was employed at a grocery retailer through a contractor but when that ended, her life changed drastically.

The mother of three from Tembisa can’t remember the last time she felt at ease or relaxed. She has not been able to get a job since her contract ended five years ago.

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.
Marcia Zali
Marcia Zali is an award winning journalist

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